Rag Blog writers Bruce Melton and Roger Baker discuss developments in climate science, including the current record-setting heat wave and drought, in the context of increasing global warming caused by man-made climate change. And they talk about the potential confluence of global crises -- including climate change, peak oil, population growth, and the widespread destruction of ecosystems -- that could lead to major global disasters including famine and hunger wars.
Bruce and Roger are Austin-based activists and writers and regular contributors to The Rag Blog and Rag Radio. Bruce Melton is a professional engineer, environmental researcher, filmmaker, author, and musician. His new book is Climate Discovery Chronicles, and his blues/rock/folk band is Climate Change. Roger Baker is a longtime transportation-oriented environmental activist, an energy-oriented economist, an amateur scientist and science writer, and a founding member of and an advisor to the Association for the Study of Peak Oil-USA. He is a director of the Save Our Springs Association and the Save Barton Creek Association in Austin.
Host and Producer of Rag Radio: Thorne Dreyer; Engineer and Co-Producer: Tracey Schulz. Rag Radio (koop.org/ragradio) is produced in the studios of KOOP 91.7-FM, an all-volunteer, cooperatively-run community radio station in Austin, Texas, in association with The Rag Blog (theragblog.blogspot.com) and the New Journalism Project, a Texas 501(c)(3) nonprofit. The show is broadcast (and streamed) live Fridays, 2-3 p.m. (Central) on KOOP, and is rebroadcast on WFTE-FM in Mt. Cobb and Scranton, PA., Sundays at 10 a.m. (Eastern). Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org. Running time: 56:31.